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What’s the difference between left- and right-wing feminism?

I’m a left-leaning Tory – a One Nation type with much in common with our Liberal Democrat friends. But what makes me a Tory feminist? (Besides the fact that I’m not a socialist and I’m more cautious than radical in … Continue reading

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New girl on the block? Not me.

The recent blog posts about “Tory feminism” have been interesting.  I tend not to agree with Christina Odone, but I find myself nodding at her assertion that Tory feminism is not a new and startling development.  No, right-wing feminism not … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage

Excellent news regarding same-sex marriage: the Government is planning on holding a consultation next year, with a view to allowing same-sex civil marriage. I’ll certainly be responding in support of marriage equality, and will also ask the Government to allow … Continue reading

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That leaked memo…

There’s recently been something of a backlash against the Conservative’s thoughts about how to help women. The leaked document sets out the issue – that many policies have had a disproportionate effect on women – and some ideas around possible … Continue reading

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Holidays (part two)

Yesterday I told you about how being the only woman out of a group of six car drivers made me feel as if I had something to prove. Today I’m going to tell you about the other slightly odd thing … Continue reading

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Independent advice on abortion? Really?

For some time, Nadine Dorries MP has been asking that women considering an abortion are given advice not by an organisation with vested interests in the abortion process (such as an abortion provider), but by an organisation offering independent counselling. … Continue reading

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Quotas

This week’s Economist has an interesting article on whether quotas work in promoting women to boards. The Economist suggests that it doesn’t. Quotas are a blunt tool, and have potential to backfire. They also, as the Economist points out, fail … Continue reading

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